Hundreds Of New Divi Design Options
Elegant Themes released an absolutely massive Divi update. It’s an update filled with tons of quality of life improvements, hundreds of new settings, great UI adjustments and more. They are calling it the Options Harmony version 2 release, and it’s an important step towards an even more user-friendly and cohesive building experience. This update is huge, so sit back, relax and let’s get into the details.
They went through the option groups in all Divi modules and made sure that each had the same full set of options. Where options were missing, they filled in the gaps. Not only does this add tons of new design settings to Divi, it also improves consistency between modules and avoids the frustration of not having the option list you are expecting when bouncing between different modules.
The full range of text editing options have been added to all modules. These were previously only available for text modules, but they can now be found in any modules that has text content. These new additions include dozens of new options for editing anchor links, lists and block quotes.
All image option groups now have the full range of image design options that were previously only available in the image module and other select modules. These new additions include border radius, border, box shadow and filter options.
Any module that contains input fields or button elements now has new padding and margin options that you can use to adjust the spacing of the sub element. This means that you can fully style buttons within sliders and contact forms in the same way that you can style them in the individual button module. In the past, the lack of spacing options lead to design inconsistency.
Not only have they added tons of new options to existing option groups, they have also harmonized the available options with parent and child modules so that when you customize a sub element, like a slider slide or a tab within a tabs module, you will always get the same set of design options for both the parent element and the child element. This means that a lot of new design settings are now available for sub elements that were previously missing.
In addition, and this is probably the most exciting options related change, they have added Responsive Editing to every single design setting in every single Divi module. In the past, responsive editing was only available for certain options, and the lack of responsive editing for particular settings was somewhat arbitrary and unexpected. Today they are bringing responsive editing to hundreds of new settings, giving you even more control over the appearance of your design on every device.
Next, they went through every single option in every single module, and made sure that each setting was accompanied by useful help text. In the past, they only added helpful hints to certain options that they thought might be confusing, but where they drew the line was subjective. Now, no matter what option you are using, you can always click the help icon for a full explanation about how the setting works.
Another point of imbalance within Divi that they are addressing in this update are missing translations. Every time new features were added, or every time something was changed, new untranslated strings were added to the builder and they were forced to play catch up.
They were never fast enough, and the result for non English users was a builder that was mostly translated, but still had English words mixed in here and there.
They are fixing this today by automating translation using Google Translate. Every time Divi is updated, their production release task will search for missing translations and fill in the gaps automatically. While Google Translate isn’t perfect, it’s still a big improvement and you can always disable translations within the Divi Theme Options if you prefer to build in English.
Finally, this update also comes with a very important UI improvement that brings to the forefront some of Divi’s most powerful features, making them easier to access for everyone.
Options Harmony version 2 is available today, so download Divi and take it for a spin.
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